NINE ONE ONE You came to this page before going to my bio ... so I will let you in on a different passion and how it related to my art. I grew up on the Westside of Los Angeles, CA; it was fun and modern at that time. My friends and I could walk from Hollywood to Beverly Hills without our parents worrying about us. We would take the bus from Hollywood to Santa Monica Beach without a concern. As I grew up, the bars began to cover the windows of homes and businesses in the Los Angeles area. Helicopters began to fly overhead and with their bright lights searching the neighborhoods for trouble. Returning from living in Europe in 1987, I began my Master’s Program in Fine Arts at California State University at Northridge. The only woman on my art committee was Dr. Yonkers and she was also the Chair of the Art History Department. Dr. Yonkers asked me to decide on a theme for my thesis that would be my passion and create in a style that would be found in a museum and not in a gallery. So I settled on L.A. for my thesis and the destruction and violence of it that had been going on since I was younger. After seeing bars on beautiful stained glass windows of a temple, the beating of Rodney King and the riot that followed; I decided to take photos of L.A. and abstract them into etching/aquatint prints for my thesis, NINE ONE ONE.
Now, to the present time in L.A. The photograph on the right I took on recent visit to L.A. It was taken a block off of Melrose Avenue and Fairfax Avenue, a few blocks from where I grew up. As you can see the haves now provide the have not’s with recycling income.